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WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice

Fall 2017 Courses

Citizenship & Social Justice Minor


Fall 2018

Core Classes:


CSJ 200 - Introduction to Social Justice, with D. Cuomo

An introductory study of theories, concepts and strategies of social justice, including individual action, policy, advocacy, and collective action.


CSJ 301 – Seminar in Social Justice, with A. Spaulding

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CSJ 499 – Social Justice Capstone, with L. Ashwill

A capstone experience in which students engage in and reflect upon public work.




AFAM 190 – African American Experience, with C. Hopson and A. Rosa

African American life and experiences in the United States viewed from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Seven core subjects are surveyed: African American history, religion, politics, creative productions (music, dance, theatre), economics, social organizations and psychology. *Available Online and On Demand


ANTH 343 – Anthropology of Gender, with K. Hudepohl

A comparative study of the role gender plays in various aspects of culture. Topics include distribution of labor, environmental impact, and ideological constraints on gender constructs in a cross-cultural concept. 

DCS 300 – Public Problem Solving, with Christian Ryan

Investigation of historical perspectives and theoretical dimensions of public problem solving with attention to the development of collective power, capacities, and responsibilities.


ENG 393 – African-America Literature, with C. Lewis

A critical study of the contributions of African-American writers to American literature.


FLK 330 - Cultural Connections/Diversity, with T. Evans and B. Kaufkins

Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.


FLK 480 - Women's Folklife, with A. Ferrell

The various images and roles of women in the U.S. and selected world cultures as reflected in folklife materials such as narratives, beliefs, ballads, rhymes, games, customs, and folk arts.


GEOG 380 – Global Sustainability, with A. Nemon

An introduction to the major themes and scientific principles of sustainability, with an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills.


GWS 200 - Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, with S. Farmer, B. Button, M. Bokken, and A. Radspinner

Drawing on historical perspectives and cultural analysis, this course examines such topics as women and work, violence against women, family, and the social construction of gender, sexuality, race, and class. *Offered online


HIST 420 - History of Sexuality, with M. Dumancic

Survey of how past societies and cultures have interpreted human sexual behavior and identities.


HIST 446 - American Legal History, with P. Minter

A survey of the development of American law and its relationship to political, economic, and social trends in modern American society.


HON 251 – Citizen and Self, with E. Gish, A. Olson, L. Watkins, and C. Keller

A focus on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will lay the foundation for becoming an effective citizen.


PHIL 103 – The Committed Life, with G. Hunt

The philosophical study of individual and collective commitment to ideals and values in a pluralistic society.


PS 110 – American National Government, with various

The essentials of the political system and processes, particularly at the national level, in the United States. *Available Online and On Demand


PSY 355 - Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with A. Paquin

Examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology. Involves interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.


RELS 401 – Seminar: Ethnographies of Religion, with J. Samuels

A seminar with rotating topics designed primarily for advanced students in religious studies. May be repeated for different topics.


SOCL 240 – Global Social Problems, with C. Taylor and D. Lovell

Examines causes of and responses to critical social problems in different world regions, with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalizations. Diverse social theories are applied to interpret problems such as environmental degradation, AIDS, family violence, racism, migration, international poverty, and crime. *Available On Demand


SOCL 359 - Sexuality and Society, with M. Pruitt

Sociological examination of issues, debates, and research on pornography, prostitution, sexual orientation, and sex and the law.


SOCL 362 - Race, Class, & Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje

The five primary institutions (family, religion, economy, education government) as they affect and are affected by race, class, and gender in America. Explores interrelationships among those institutions and between various racial and other groups. *Available On Demand

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